Director Quentin Lee is working on a new movie “White Frog”. He’s got a huge star studded Asian American cast including Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart to star in the leading role. Stewart will play Nick, a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately affirmed by the unexpected fate of his adored older brother Chaz, played by Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, LXD). Joan Chen (The Last Emperor) and BD Wong (Law and Order: SVU) are confirmed to play the roles of their parents. Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva) will play the role of Nick’s unconventional psychiatrist. Kelly Hu (XMEN 2, Hawaii 5-0) and Amy Hill (50 First Dates) are also slated to be in the film. Here’s a synopsis for White Frog:
High-school freshman, Nick (The Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart), is a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his family. WHITE FROG is a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience in the same way as ORDINARY PEOPLE, JOY LUCK CLUB, and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT.
The low budget independent film has just begun production. You can follow along behind the scene here. Previously, director Quentin Lee released the comedy hit The People I’ve Slept With featuring Karin Anna Cheung and Archie Kao. He’s hitting up all the A-list Asian American celebs.
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